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Post  SwampTroll on 6/12/2017, 9:16 pm

I'd keep covering them and let them do their thing.  After a while I'd leave them be so they go crazy and give me LOTS of tasty potatoes.
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Post  Turan on 6/12/2017, 9:22 pm

Hill them at 8-10 inches high, and only cover about a third to half of the height. They need exposed leaves in order to grow. Usually you will need to hill about 3 times. They need plenty of time after you have stopped hilling to produce the tubers. I stop hilling when they start flowering, that is new potato time.

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Post  bigblue94 on 6/12/2017, 9:36 pm

The only problem I'm having is I'm out of soil from this box to keep hopefully I can get some more ingredients to make some more if not any ideas so I can keep growing them until they flower these are German butterball potatoes thanks for your help
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Post  Turan on 6/12/2017, 9:52 pm

I often use grass clippings or chopped leaves or hay or straw or pine needles or straight peat. They like leaves/ peat/ pine needles because they are slightly acidic. Roots do not develop on the stems that get buried so MM is not needed.

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Post  bigblue94 on 6/12/2017, 10:03 pm

I may look into the straw add a little more height about 6 inches to the box and use straw then when they get over that height let them go until they flower
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Post  SwampTroll on 6/12/2017, 10:48 pm

On a separate note has any one tried growing potatoes inside during the colder months?  I'm growing mine in a potato bag and was wondering if I could get multiple harvests throughout the year.
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